Court Orders EFCC To Release Emefiele Or Bring Him To Court November 6.

Justice Adegbola Adeniyi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court has ordered the immediate and unconditional release of former Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele.

Justice Adeniyi granted Emefiele’s Motion Ex-parte for his release from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, custody until the Originating Motion is heard.

The court directed the EFCC to present Emefiele in court on Monday, November 6, 2023, for the hearing of the substantive Motion on Notice and to entertain the bail application.

In an application filed before the court, the applicant named the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), the Executive Chairman of the EFCC, and the EFCC itself as respondents.

The applicant, Emefiele, filed an ex-parte motion before the court, seeking an order to compel the EFCC to release him from custody while his fundamental rights enforcement suit is being determined.

Alternatively, he requested the court to grant him bail.

The President, Bola Tinubu, suspended Emefiele from his position as the head of the apex bank on June 9.


Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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